Habits........

moviequeen1

Well-known Member
Location
Buffalo,NY
Smoking,I started in my teens.I was never a 'heavy smoker',usually took me 2-3 days to finish a pack.
When I started a pack was 35 cents,when I quit a pack cost $1 My favorite was Winstons.When I quit, the nictoine patch or gum wasn't on the market yet.
 

Ronni

The motormouth ;)
Location
Nashville TN
Yeah same here....smoking. I've heard that the nicotine in cigs is more addictive than heroin. Whatever. It was the hardest thing I've ever had to quit, and I relapsed three times before I the last quit back in 2008? I think it was. Anyway, so far so good!!
 

Ronni

The motormouth ;)
Location
Nashville TN
I need to add a habit here, because I have to keep reminding myself that it IS a habit.

It's eating indiscriminately and thoughtlessly. Eating when I'm not hungry, or overeating when I'm already full, or eating just because it's yummy or because I don't want to waste food or any of the other reasons I've found myself stuffing food into my mouth other than for sustenance and health.

Don't get me wrong, I love enjoying what I eat, and eating is a fun and enjoyable thing to do (I really am SUCH foodie!!!) but it's taken me a long time to realize that there are all kinds of reasons that I eat that have nothing to do with A. sustaining my health and B. having a binge meal as a reward for having eaten responsibly.

It's habitual to eat when others are eating, to eat at regular mealtimes because the clock says it's time for breakfast/lunch/dinner etc, to eat when a host offers you food, to eat mindlessly just sort of snacking through the day...at least it is for me.

As part of my commitment to sustaining my health and keeping a healthy weight, I've had to recognize all the ways in which eating is an habitual ritual, and to become a mindful, thoughtful consumer of food. It's a lot harder than I thought it would be!!! But I'm winning the battle! ;)
 

Aunt Bea

Well-known Member
Location
Near Mount Pilot
Ditto...Still working on it!! Only smoked 2 packs this year!! I have smoked for 60 years!! Used to enjoy it but no more tobacco in them!!!
If I could be happy with a pack a month I would still be smoking!

I would go with the 80/20 rule, the stuff you do 80% of the time will kill you and the stuff you do 20% of the time will make life enjoyable.
 

Devi

Member
Location
WA USA
(Moving this here, as I originally put it in the wrong thread!)

Quitting smoking after 37 years. That was a tough one.

I actually carried a sealed carton and one pack around for ... at least a year(?) ... because I figured that, if I flipped out somewhere along the way, I'd blame my husband and demand that he go out instantly and get me more no matter the time of day. <wince>

Then came the day I could toss them. That was eleven years ago.
 

Gaer

Member
Memories of my first abusive first marriage kept interrupting my dreams and my life. I FINALLY forgave him and LET GO of all the bad thoughts!
The past is GONE I feel SO MUCH BETTER!
I'm sure I have other bad habits but I must enjoy them too much to break them!
 

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